My friends Josephine, Susan and I were in the valley last week and it was dinner time so we thought we would try the Original Barrio Fiesta of Manila. It was late at night so there were only a few people at the restaurant.
We were overwhelmed with the menu. We didn't know what not to order! Whatever we decided, we were going to share among us. Susan had to order her favorite, Pork Adobo. Josephine had to have the Pancit Canton/ Bihon Mix. These are rice noodles mixed with Chinese noodles sauteed with pork and shrimp and mixed with shredded vegetables. I ordered the Tortang Alimango which is a Crab Omelette. We unanimously ordered the Crispy Pata which is one of their house specials; selected pig knuckles seasoned and deep fried to a crisp golden brown. Steamed white rice accompanied our entrées.
Everything was wonderful. I have to mention that the Adobo was the best I've ever had. The sauce was thicker than normal. We, of course, had lots of leftovers. It is unfortunate that this restaurant is not close to home. We are hoping they will open a branch in our area sometime in the near future. Barrio Fiesta currently only has two locations. One is at 16150 Nordoff St. in North Hills and the other is at 1512 E. Amar Rd. #B in West Covina, California.